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. in that particular town they have a problem because a river that runs from the state of mississippi, upriver, in macomb or near macomb, mississippi, in a state park, there was a dam and there is a fear the dam is about to break. the break is imminent. they are working to evacuate 60,000 people who are downriver in and around a town of robert, louisiana, where casey is standing by, like. casey, an update? >>casey: this is a river 122 miles long originating in southwest mississippi running all the way through the state of louisiana, and, actually, empties into lake pontchartrain where you are. right here in robert, louisiana, about 40 miles, or so, west of you, a very small community, on the very most southern point along the tangipaho anacostia river, with evacuations of up to 60,000 people along the stretch of river, a mile to the east of the bay and one mile to the west of the bank of this river. i'm looking at it and we cannot bring you live pictures right now but our equipment is saturated from coverage of the storm. we are look at the river and it is already spills over the banks and i a
. he says it is the case. we will have better pictures at some point. east, in mississippi, they have serious problems there. if we have the satellite loop, you can see the bands and how they swirl around like they do with every hurricane and tropical storm. the bands are shooting off water 100 miles down there, and you can see what is happening. all the area in orange, they have gotten flooded with water. highway 90, the east-west highway closest to the water has been washed out in one area. i am not sure of the area but it is closed. a lot of low-lying flooding in mississippi. the storm now is pushing north and west toward baton rouge. now to janice dean. just downgraded to a tropical storm but this has days of trouble ahead for folks in this area. >> 24 hours for the state of louisiana. the storm totals, unofficially, and i hear estimates quote get 30" of isolated rainfall in parts of louisiana before all is said and done. these are areas in and around new orleans, so, 15" here, over a foot there, new orleans lake front area, over 9", with mobile over 6" and gulfport is getting soc
be you miles from the mouths of the mississippi and has slowed down. think of the storm needs water for life. the water is fuel. the land will kill it longer it sits over the water the stronger it will become. it was moving at 20 miles per hour and now moving at 14 miles per hour and it will sit over the hot gulf of mexico water gain strength and gain power as it moves toward. it will get here later but it will be stronger that is the prediction from the national hurricane center. isaac will be between the florida panhandle and by - bay yoys of the new orleans it is it ripe for the french quarter it is expect tod bring a storm surge. that ruined new orleans in 2005. remember a category 3 hurricane named kathryn did not hit new orleans. it hit mississippi and yet new orleans way to the west got a 19 foot storm surge that ruined the city and flooded the big easy and left of the streets of the beautiful town covered exactly senyears ago, that kathryn hit the coast line and new orleans carries the scar. by any account new orleans is better prepared now than it was then with billions of
miles from here where it did the devastation. that storm hit mississippi. it was a category three. it did not hit new orleans. new orleans was on the good side of katrina. the problem with this storm, new orleans is dead center of where they believe this storm is going. it is a tropical storm but the forecasters expect it will get stronger. we will get into the reasons in a little while. they are worried about people in low-lying areas, evacuating low lying areas in the par irish to the south and areas of st. bernard par irish but new orleans will not be evacuated. even if they wanted to, three hours from now they could not physically do so. they believe they made changes that will make the area as safe as it can be. a lot of rain is on the way. they expect severe flooding in many areas. an area that has been economically devastated is trying to recover from what happened before. the worst of this even if it does hit new orleans is not the wind. it will be the rain and the storm surge. the worst of it may, again, be to the east, on the coast of the state of mississippi. now to the
and evening. tornado watch extending from southeast louisiana, through mississippi, alabama, florida panhandle, because of the outer bands, with the rotation. we do not have warnings yet but we had a warning northeast of new orleans a few hours ago. look at the wind gusts from the storm. it is hours arrest from landfall but feeling the effect in new orleans with wind up to 52 miles per hour. around the center, 64 miles per hour. mobile at 51. and downhill from there. we get a new advisory at 5:00 p.m. with a new track but it looks like the storm is going to come to the west of new orleans. that means the worst of the rain and the storm surge, unfortunately, and the waste of the quinn. there we are headed into tuesday. look at the timeline: 12 to 24 hours of possibly hurricane force winds and because this is a slow mover we could go through two high high tides, one tonight and one tomorrow. but this will be sort of a good news story for the plain straights because we have a severe drought. one model further out in time, it is a slow mover as we head into tuesday, into wednesday, still, bringing
is spreading misery for residents living in the gulf coast. much of that misery is being felt in mississippi and southern louisiana. evacuations have been ordered as a dam threatens to break at park lake near the louisiana- mississippi border. a lot of respect denltsdzs lost their homes -- residents lost their homes, and that storm is dumping more rain on areas that are already under water. karen brown is in laplace, louisiana. >> reporter: a flash flood emergency has been declared in slidell outside of new orleans. 50 people had to be rescued from their flooded homes yesterday. today entire neighborhoods are being evacuated. storm surge is causing a bayou to overflow. up to 5 feet of flooding is expected. in plaquemines parish, plans were put on hold till saturday to cut holes in a levee that overflowed causing homes to flood to their rooftops. the holes would relieve the pressure and allow the water to drain back into the mississippi and nearby marshes. 30 miles west of new orleans in laplace, entire subdivisions were evacuated when isaac's flood waters rushed in. >> a nightmare. >> report
to happen. we will absolutely get at least 20 to 25 inches now of rain in the mississippi delta. >> wow. >> yeah, it's just incredible because the storm simply is not moving. i knew it would move. just have to kick it. new orleans to slidell all the way up to alexandria, that's ten inches plus in that entire area right there. ten inches covering almost the entire state of louisiana and all of that water has to go somewhere. it will clearly cause flooding. >> i want to go to ed lavandera in grand island in a moment but, chad, when are you anticipating it to hit grand isle? >> the center of the eye has not made landfall yet so we're not quite there with the eddie lavandera live shot. it's a very, very large eye. you can talk to rob about what that means. the eye, probably 60 miles around which means there's not anything going on in the middle here. there's no rain, there's no wind, and maybe you can even see the sky. you might be able to see the stars and the moves. but as this eye gets smaller and smaller and smaller, the winds will pick up as well. this storm, just now an 80-mile-per ho
. they shifted -- you are from mississippi on this but out west is a libertarian feel. some people it has been a surprise to see montana which is not seen as a left-wing state really leading the judicial push back on fat. what are the lines being drawn here? is it one that is about different ideologies were purely a matter of following that? >> on the supreme court? >> also trickling into the state's election. when you see this as montana supreme court having put a fairly forceful push back to the supreme court on this why do you see that from a stage like montana as opposed to something you might see as a more traditionally liberal state? >> that is complicated and i am getting way out of my pay grade here. when i started practicing law in montana montana was a progressive state. in 1994 or 93 whenever the gingrich revolution took place montana started going more and more in that direction and volvo montana is typically composed of blue collar workers, farmers, ranchers, that kind of thing has fallen nationally towards the more conservative spectrum. most of the people on the supreme court ar
if this storm, it rubs off and has a strong impact as it makes landfall along the gulf coast or mississippi or alabama. chairman of dnc it would be difficult to hold a balloon drop if an american city was being devastated by the storm. >> so no concert for you tonight. >> no lynyrd skynyrd tonight but some of the other groups are scheduled to go on. >> when the convention gets underway the focus will be on governor romney but also shine a spotlight on rising republican stars. it could be a disciplining board for a lot of political futures. let's talk about it with bob, managing ed for of the hill. romney is the star of the show and a lot of people speaking. how about big of a deal for it like chris christie and marco rubio to be featured? >> it's a big deal. they say conventions don't matter but barack obama incredible speech led him to the presidency. without that speech at democratic convention, he wouldn't be president. the speeches of rubio and paul ryan and christie will be huge. paul ryan obviously is the vp nominee. he is likely possibly going to be the nominee down the road. the nex
is in kiln, mississippi, where people are dealing with the toughness did. >> reporter: we're herring kiln, mississippi, at the jordan river housing complex. 1500 housing complexes behin me. and we have seen the water rise about a foot over the past two hours. the real concern that, like many of the highways, 603 behind us could get over the top that will cut people off more than they are. throughout the day, we have seen people come out with items and on boats or rafts, sometimes pulling them by rope trying to get some of the pring -- possessions out and others going in the same way. there are two groups of peel here and those who are stuck in the houses and those stuck on the highway for those inside, tough conditions. there are 150,000 people across mississippi without electricity. steve harrigan, fox news. >> all right, isaac is moving toward arkansas but without a lot of steam and let's go to sue palka in the weather center now. >> reporter: the wind department is down to 35 miles per hour. the hurricane center will no longer be issuing advisorys on depression isaac. let me tell you,
north this morning, after delivering a deluge to parts of louisiana and mississippi. abc's brandi hitt is in new orleans this morning. good morning, brandi? >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. isaac dumped ten inches of rain on new orlea alone. that's more than this city saw during hurricane katrina. with that kind of rain, it's easy to understand why some of these outlying areas are flooding. from the air, you can see communities swallowed whole by isaac's floodwaters. and down below -- >> hello? >> reporter: families who lost everything in louisiana are still being rescued by national guardsmen in boats. local levees have failed in many areas. >> nobody expected this. we knew it was a worst-case scenario. but people didn't expect it. >> reporter: people are also being rescued from lake pontchartrain by coast guard helicopters. >> it's more surge than anybody expected. and it just so happened, it came right on us. >> reporter: and emergency crews are keeping a close eye on a mississippi dam, damaged by isaac. >> the front of the dam's earthen structure has sloughed off and falle
have lost everythin again. louisiana and mississippi are afterl disaster areas than 24-hour onslaught from the first hurricane. and now hurricane isaac.now hurricane clear up inng to orleans as the tropical move north.ues to the storm is blamed for one homes.nd exploited more more evacuations are underway in louisiana. this 76-year-old and her hundredswere among floodedas their homes la place. >> the water was busy. it got our furniture and our clothing and food. thise have our animals and here. >> hundreds are still stranded community, waiting for rescue crews on boats and helicopters. >> katrina was nowhere near this. it moved so much slower than katrina. water had nowhere to go. >> homes have flooded in plaquemines parish as well. isaac may be weakening, but the slow-moving storm continues to be catholic. expected toare flood. of thousands of homes are without power. a big bloom all of a tree fell through the house. >> the strong winds have left behind extensive damage. it has on several tornadoes in mississippi and alabama. e new levy system in new created after hurricane katrina
on the personhood campaign in mississippi. you remember that, the ballot measure intended by its authors to ban some of the most popular forms of birth control, hormonal birth control and iuds, also in vitro fertilization, and all abortion. they were not shy about the fact they wanted to ban all abortions, including those by rape or incest. they campaigned on that measure. mike huckabee was a major spokesman and keynote speaker. the activist he featured iphis dvd, the one who changed rick perry and on his television show, she headlined a tour, and the tour was called "the conceived in rape" tour. that was part of the campaign for the personhood measure, not against it. the mississippi campaign prided itself on its mission to force rape victims and incest victims who became pregnant as a result of the crimes to bring the pregnancies to term against their will. as a rape victim or an incest victim. the personhood campaign tried to turn the idea of forcing women in that circumstance to bear the child of their rapist. they tried to turn that into an asset for their campaign. but even in a place like mis
and mississippi, where people are bracing for another long day. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and i'm richard jordan. aaron gilchrist is on assignment at the republican national convention. right now, there are still people waiting to be rescued from their homes, trapped by floodwaters. here is the latest on isaac now. the storm continues battering parts of the gulf coast. it's moving just 5 miles per hour, which means it could be another day of deluge for thousands of residents. president obama has declared federal emergencies in louisiana and mississippi. that frees up federal aid for those affected areas. as many as 700,000 people still do not have power. isaac is also being blamed for at least one death in the region. >> plaquemines parish in louisiana is one of the areas hardest hit by isaac. water overtopped a levee there, flooding hundreds of homes. the parish usually weathers storms pretty well, so many residents were caught off guard. >> we lost power around 10:00, listened to the radio some, drove around just to look at where the water levels are and didn't
business exclusive we have been telling you about right here. the shrinking mississippi river. pictures of the sand shorelines showing just how bad this drought is for america's heartland. you will only see these pictures here and hear from the governor of mississippi himself after his flyover just yesterday. caught between a rock and a hard place, this man, the mayor of tampa florida, a democrat says he's ready to pull the plug on the republican national convention if the weather down there gets worse. stocks now and every 15 minutes. lauren has it for us on the floor of the new york stock exchange with a big loser hp. >> yes, hewlett-packard is a big loser today, leading the dow jones down lower. i also want to talk about facebook because we're seeing a green arrow for facebook today. the news is ubs has joined citigroup right now in criticism of the 62 million dollars compensation fund for those who lost money in that botched ipo back in may. citi has said that, you know, this fund should really be hundreds of millions of dollars more, and they are calling everything the nasdaq is do
thing. money drying up with the mississippi river. receiving shorelines and low water levels. the place to look for a job if you belong to generation y. it is the top five employers for this generation. and, no, google and number one. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole: del has a tough quarter. here is a look at dell. down seven and a quarter percent. their outlook is below the analysts expect. asian companies, as well as apple. this is a test go of it for dell. it is only for pennies away today from its multi- year low. that is what we are looking at. let's take a look at the major market efforts. we are selling off here. down 55 points on the dow. dagen: is the mortgage interest deduction cherished by the real estate lobby? the platform weeding out a full-blown endorsement of keeping that reduction. it will disappear if comprehensive tax reform does happen. steve moore is here, joining us from washington, d.c. this is a very big, it does not sound like a big move by that gop, but, oh, it is. tell us why. >> other then
and always unafraid. >>> this is the fox report. tonight a dam in trouble in mississippi as isaac continues to wreak havoc. tens of thousands of residents in trouble downstream. and here in slidell, louisiana, a massive flood that nobody expected. hundreds of rescues. >> lot of people here. >> thousands of evacuations. >> we lost everything! everything! >> and for many, isaac's wrath may still be far from over. plus, republican presidential candidate mitt romney now just hours away from the biggest speech of his life as he prepares to accept the gop nomination for president. but first from fox news thursday night, isaac, all these days later, all that rain later, still wreaking havoc as fox reports live tonight. people expected rain. they expected the storm to sit and spin. they thought it would be slow. nobody thought it would be this slow and deliver this much rain. the evacuations have happened across a two-state region, across southern hall louisiana, on the south coast of mississippi and inland bayous where tonight many people are still in evacuation shelters. in many areas, as it will
problem for -- will be a tremendous problem for areas across louisiana and mississippi. this thing still spinning. it doesn't look as impressive on the satellite, one sign it's weakening but when you switch it over to the ray gar imagery -- radar imagery, it's still officially a hurricane. this is just south of houma, louisiana toward morgan city as it marches slowly to the northwest. but look at these feeder bands that continue to pound the mississippi gulf coast, pound around mobile, the west side of mobile bay especially getting hit. but here's more rain coming in there. all the rain in and around new orleans, up tort baton rouge, the -- up toward baton rouge, the north shore. a tornado watch not surprising. that's also in effect as these feeder bands, we talked about this, often have mini tornadoes in them as tropical -- as tropical systems make landfall. sustained winds of 75 gusting to 90 miles an hour but it's only moving at 6 to the north and west. these rain totals are going to be massive. we're talking maybe a couple of feet of rain in spots when this thing is done. by this eve
rescuing people. >> in gulfport, mississippi we have seen at least one tornado touched down and are still on a tornado watch and a flash flood warning. as it makes its way inland the focus goes towards rescuing people flooded and mississippi. his family thought that they would be safe. >> we noticed the water was 4 ft. high. and by 8:and 30 it was time to get out. at that point they were rescued by the national guard. and the coast guard is working from the air. this man was saved with his wife, and is to blogs. >> they are god. >> and top-notch! and-cash are to dogs. -officials in new orleans say they are imposing a dusk-to- isaac continues to lash the city on the seventhpolice cars have been patrolling the nearly empty streets since isaac began bringing fierce winds and heavy rains to the city >> when i think everything is said and done it we will have a water will return not have water from katrina. >> the governor saying that it is not clear. >> is slow moving. we will be dealing with this until released friday morning. not nearly as intense but still strong winds. in fact we are wait
coverage. . >> tonight on cnn presents, is mississippi still burning? a shocking crime. accusations of a sinister motive. >> there's no doubt they were looking for a black victim to assault and even kill in this instance. >> twisted justice? >> i just saw him up with the bat and he started to swing. that's when i reached for the gun. >> this new york city cop says he fired to save his father's life. >> i was convicted of second degree murder. >> but he would walk free after that conviction was overturned. how did he end up back in prison? >> you must have been crushed, crushed when they told you you had to go back. >>> prescription for cheating. they read our x-rays but a cnn investigation over the certification of many radiologists. >> isn't it cheating? >> revealing investigation, fascinating characters and impact. tonight's hosts, randi kaye and drew griffin. >> tonight, hard hitting investigations into racism, cheating and injustice. we begin with a murder in mississippi, a brutal killing fueled by race and ranl. we broke the story of a young white teenager accused of killing a
. now word that isaac may have spawned three tornadoes as well. that as mississippi and louisiana are declared major disaster sites, that by the president of the united states. nearly 1 million people now are without power in four different gulf states. thousands of people are being flooded out of their homes, rescued, running for their lives, finding what ever kind of transportation they can. and now, there is talk of breaching a levee intentionally. we are going to explain what that's all about. as we speak, some daring rescues are under way as well to help people who are trapped inside their homes. >> first we tried to leave and then we didn't. then we had nowhere to go. then come on the tv and said they were breeaching the levee. couldn't see in front of your face. >> that's it. had enough. i ain't coming back no more. >> did you lose your home in katrina, too? >> yeah. >> so now you've lost the same home twice? >> yeah. >> the sad story of the storm that all the while another major story in tampa as well. and it's the gop. they have got their man of the hour, mitt romney. tod
not know who the judges are. in mississippi in 1990, of course, i am from mississippi. the winning justice spent an average of $25,000. that is not that long ago, in 1990. by 2000, the average winning campaign for the supreme court in mississippi was up to $1 million. that amount of time, he sought exponential amounts of money. it came about through special interests. i think they thought they could see these elections which turned out to be fairly easy picking and they could pump lots of money into it. call role grove -- karl rove had a couple million dollars invested in it. he had his interests. people saw the opportunity there and started putting money into judicial elections. it was fairly easy to influence of that point. >> i agree with of the remarks that were just made. there is less people in montana then in half of washington, d.c. it has typically been a low- budget, low campaign contributions state. in montana you can be appointed if there is a vacancy in the office. at that time, the largest campaign contribution that could be made for a justice on the supreme court was $250. i
levee, and that stops it from getting into the east bank. then another levee to stop the mississippi river from getting to the east bank, is you will have a swimming pool there that is the east bank. let me walk over here. >> yes, i want to see this. >> and let me explain why these people are in such bad shape and why the water is pouring down the east bank. all night this wind has been pouring in like this h, a, and ing the water back up the east bank of the mississippi river. let me tell you what that means. this is all of the areas, and everything in red, those are the areas protected by levees, and the east bank is right here, and going all of the way to mississippi, but this is the area right now flooding unprotected and we knew it would happen. let's fly in and i will try to describe what has happened so far. we have the bayou over here, and this is water. this is saltwater to the marshes in and out, and when it is high tide and low tide it goes in and out. this is the back levee that keeps the water out of this area here. this is the front levee, the mississippi river levee. a
a place like mississippi. that being said, we lead the state's electronic voting for overseas military. afghanistan, iraq, kuwait as well as hospitals in germany at the request of the department of defense. the military today is in or dispersed everywhere, all the services are interspersed. the navy is in with the army. they're all over and we very difficult times in getting mail to those people. department of defense have an expedited voting process with a mark the ballots, but still military very rarely gets to vote in our country. in fact, they are percentages are less than half of everyone else. mississippi law allows for electronic voting to come back to the circuit clerks in our state, at which time it is opened, placed in an envelope and placed in the precinct ballot box. we think that is critical. it is so difficult to find people o on a standing anymore that can receive mail. i asked hundreds of servicemen and women, whether or not they like the process and whether they were concerned as to the security of electronic voting each and every person in each and every one of those
, alabama, mississippi y lousiana, y entre tanto se pronostican oleadas gigantes entre 6 a 20 pulgadas de lluvia. se anuncio un contingente de 33. 500 miembros de la guardia nacional, listos para realizar labores de emergencia. hay un centenar de helicÓpteros y otras aeronaves disponibles para apoyar seguridad, bÚsqueda y rescate. y para lo Último sobre la trayectoria de isaac. estamos con john morales de nbc muy buenas tardes, adelante. >>> estÁ llegando el centro de este huracÁn con vientos sostenidos de 20 millas por hora a la costa estÁ a menos de 25 millas de llegar a la desembocadura del rÍo mississippi y poco de 100 millas al sur, sureste de nueva orleans. los efectos hasta la florida hay una inundaciÓn costera, penetraciÓn del mar de 12 pies de altura. aparte de la lluvia, que acabas comentar serÁ fuerte. 12 a 20 pulgadas de acumulaciÓn. lo que venga en amarillo estarÁ la peor lluvia. la trayectoria no es la mejor, no es bl para nueva orleans. pasa justo al suroeste de nueva orleans, todos los vientos del surte. trayendo esta marejada ciclÓnica como se conoce, inundac
luisiana y mississippi y allÍ precisamente telemundo tiene equipos des desplega desplegados con cristina londoÑo en nueva oro razones y dieleanss desde mississippi tendremos una amplia cobertura en directo con lori iy, angie sandoval, vamos hasta luisiana los residentes reviven el paso de el huracÁn katrina, muy buenas tardes cristina >>> josÉ muy buenas tardes, empiezan a soplar los vientos a subir los niveles de las aguas ante la llegada inminente de isaac. y esa es una poblaciÓn que estÁ traumatizada porque isaac amenaza con pasar justo sobre la heredas a abiertas de katrina, las autoridades han hecho un llamado a la calma que al parecer no han surtidos efecto, porque esta poblaciÓn estÁ claramente traumatizada. ♪ (mÚsica) ♪ famosa por su espÍritu alegre en nueva orleans reina la ansiedad, porque isaac viene y es el pasado que aÚn no se va. >>> tantas perdidas para el huracÁn katrina aquÍ, muertos, >>> como si se tratara de una cita de mal gusto isaac se adelan adelanta sÓlo unas horas del huracÁn que arrasÓ con la ciudad, como 80 vidas. >>> por eso en ta estÁ conf
-- bands on the coastal areas of alabama mississippi southeastern louisiana. the center of circulation now about 80 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the mississippi river moving northwest at about 10 miles-an-hour. the slow motion and the large size of this system are the areas of concern because even if it's not a hurricane, it is still capable of producing significant storm surge and inland flooding, but we are still forecasting strengthening to a hurricane before the center of circulation makes its way on shore in the northern gulf coast by tonight. the hurricane warnings have been slightly modified as of this advisory. don't have the graphic ready for you, for those of you who are watching on the video version of this, but the hurricane warning has been replaced with a tropical storm warning from the mississippi alabama eastward and a tropical storm warning has been discontinued east of destin. but i want to caution folks in these areas where the warnings have been changed relative to the wind, that there is still storm surge hazard to be concerned with, and on the alabama coastli
landfall on tuesday night in southeast louisiana, the 350 mile wide storm has pelted louisiana, mississippi and alabama with rain. folks in these areas are hunkering down and are expected to be told to stay in doors for a couple of days. 200,000 will be without power until the storm passes. because it's moving so slowly it could dump up to 20 inches of rain in some areas. let's go straight to cnn's brian todd, he has been out and about for us on the streets of new orleans, and feeling the unt of this rain that we keep talking about that's going to be well, keeping people socked in for quite some time, brian? >> reporter: that's right, a lot of heavy rain now, we had had an intense squall coming down through toward our camera. a lot of flying debris coming this way. there's a heavy police presence. we have not talked about it too much this morning but i want to stress that, of course with the experience of hurricane katrina, they did not want anything close to that to be repeated so they have a strong police presence here. you talked about power outages, that figure from louisiana is now mor
with a murder in mississippi, a brutal killing fueled by race and ranl. we broke the story of a young white teenager accused of killing a black man just because of the color of his skin. >> over our four month investigation we found even more disturbing details uncovering how the teenager and some of his friends had a history of violent and racist incidents and questioning whether authorities turned a blind eye. i've been following this story from the very beginning. ♪ ♪ >> june 2th in mississippi would bring temperatures into the 90s. a breeze out of the southwest would barely move the state flag enough to see that confederate battle symbol still displayed in its upper left corner. at 4:00 a.m. on this sunday morning, most of mississippi was still asleep. but for a group of teenagers, white teenagers barrelling west on interstate 20, a mission was already under way. they were headed to jackson, because in their segregated world, jackson is where the black people live. >> they were looking for black people. they were looking for a black person to assault. >> mississippi's district attor
was a category one hurricane when it came ashore at the house of the mississippi river. it's just going to sit there and at dumps as much as a foot of rain or more on that part of the state. south of new orleans more than 400,000 customers lost power. cbs reporter is tracking the storm. >>> as it is tacking and up to 80 mi. per hour. trenching much of the louisiana coast. the reports that the water has topped the level at levy over there. city officials so feared that parts of the city will be flooded. >>> so far only minor damage has been caused. >>> it looks like it could be very heavy. the rain is. >>> about 30 mi. south of new orleans canals are overflowing and strong winds knocked down trees. it's where commercial fishermen is letting out the storm. >>> i always also found a boat. high waters,. >>> all along the banks are setbacks have been set up as well as to levies. the city of your lens has a much more sophisticated line of defense against flooding. a 49-billion dollars levy system built by the u.s. army corps of engineers. >>> i haven't seen a lot of work here. i felt pretty confiden
over through, say, biloxi, mississippi. kind of right in that target zone for a category 1 land fall with some of that storm surge upwards of 6 to 8 feet, tam ron, in areas of course hit very hard by katrina almost seven years to the date. i'm in tampa, just outside the convention center, the forum behind me. so far, isaac has played fairly nice with the republicans. aside from delaying activity from the dee, making it a three-day instead of four-day convention, we really have gotten just wind and rain. none of the widespread flooding we were fearing, because look how low the facilities are on the water. it really doesn't take much, just a couple of feet of water rise to create a huge problem here for the 50 to 70,000 delegate and visitors here for the convention. couple of changes to the convention, i should mention. governor from louisiana announced a short time ago he will not be come together convention to speak. he was scheduled to speak wednesday evening. he has his plate full in his home state dealing with isaac. also governor rick scott did not attend and has been dealing wit
of southeast louisiana. but mississippi seeing the brunt of the heavy rain. some of the storms in alabama and florida and even mississippi have produced some tornadic damage. so we're watching all of this. but new orleans has been dealing with a lot of the weather this morning. we're going to bigaz -- bigad shaban. >> reporter: the storm continues to soak coastal louisiana. here in the state of mississippi, it also send a storm surge up to 12 feet high causing severe flooding in communities not far from here. neighbors stood in bunches huddled together in the wind and rain waiting to be rescued. it was just before noon when isaac's high winds pushed a tidal surge of water into a town 30 miles west of new orleans. the flooding caught nearly everyone after guard. >> it just came all at once. all at once. one minute it was fine and next minute it wall all over the place. several under water. >> reporter: up to 3,000 people were forced from their homes. many of them spent the night at a shelter at a nearby church. long time residents say this kind of flooding has never happened before, not ev
in with you. and hurricane isaac is causing flooding this morning along the mississippi gulf coast. here's what it looks like in biloxi. hurricane curfews are in effect until 7:00 this morning in three coastal counties. hancock, harrison and jackson. cnn national correspondent david mattingly is live in gulfport which has been getting pounded with wind and rain for hours. talk us through the situation there. >> reporter: well, we've seen tropical storm force winds and rain since about midnight and it's not letting up at all. make no mistake about it, this hurricane is a marathon. we may not be seeing the worst problems yet here on the mississippi coast because we still have a ton of rain coming town. right now it's not raining that hard, but at times during the evening it's just been blinding with the rain out here. the wind has also been coming directly out of the east as the storm has sort of stalled off louisiana there. so coming out of the east, we haven't had that big of a storm surge yet either. i just walked down to the beach which is right across the road from me down here. the w
over ralaand into mississippi -- louisiana and into mississippi. we're going to zoom in a little bit closer. the storm hasn't really moved all that much. it's moving very slowly, and that of course was the biggest concern because the very heat wave rainfall that you see, pouring for hours and hours causes flooding concerns and problems. new orleans starting to get a break from the heaviest rains moving through baton rouge and up into mississippi. right now, this tropical storm is only moving at 4 miles an hour, and it's tracking up to the north. still going to be a tropical storm, 45-mile an hour winds tomorrow morning. it will turn into a tropical depression as we head into thursday, as it pushes up through the northern part of louisiana. it's going to bring heavy rains through louisiana, mississippi, and to the north. >>> isaac is significantly weaker than hurricane katrina was. it is a beat eerie that katrina landed seven years ago today. however, isaac is still drmgs and destructive as -- dangerous and destructive. isaac swept through the gulf coast wednesday. dozens of people wh
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